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Entomocorus melaphareus  Akama & Ferraris, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfishes) > Auchenipterinae
Etymology: Entomocorus: Greek, entomos = cut, sharpen + Greek, kore = pupil (Ref. 45335);  melaphareus: Specific name derived from the Greek 'melanos', meaning black, and 'aphareus', meaning pelvic fin of a tuna, in reference to the unique dark coloration of pelvic fin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Amazon River.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54767)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal soft rays: 19 - 21. Pelvic and pectoral fins densely covered with dark pigment, at least along anterior rays, in contrast to the hyaline fins of its congeners (Ref. 54767).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Nothing is known about diet or feeding habits of this species (Ref. 57707).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Akama, A. and C.J. Ferraris Jr., 2003. Entomocorus melaphareus, a new species of auchenipterid catfish (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) from the lower and middle reaches of the rio Amazonas. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 1(2):77-82. (Ref. 54767)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00328 - 0.02107), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .